Following Jesus Together
A closer look at who we are
Christ the Redeemer is a community that believes Jesus is alive. He is the Savior who defeated evil and death, and we gather on Sunday to celebrate his resurrection. We believe that in our gathering, we meet that risen Jesus. We engage in worship that isn’t just ‘spiritual’ because we acknowledge that God didn’t just create souls. Rather, our worship is physical, participatory, because God created human beings. He created us with bodies and feelings and ideas, so we respond with worship that fully engages our being. We stand, sit, kneel, and bow. We lift our hands, we cross ourselves. We ring bells, we light candles. We stand for the proclamation of the Gospel readings. We partake in Eucharist each week, celebrating the truth and beauty of the resurrection each Sunday. Of course, none of these things is required. Most of our community is comprised of people who come from traditions other than Anglicanism and some from no tradition at all. Everyone has the freedom to participate in whatever ways they feel most comfortable. No matter your reason for visiting or what your background may be, you are welcome here.
7:45 am Service
At 7:45 am we have an hour-long traditional language service. There is no childcare during this time. This service is ideal for navigating work schedules.
9:00 am Service
A good ‘on-ramp’ to Anglicanism, our 9:00 am service offers a more casual, contemplative service with contemporary music. This service is popular with young families. Nursery care is available. Our children’s spiritual formation program, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, is also offered during this service for 3-8 year-olds. (First-timers are asked to bring a parent.)
At 10:00 am, adults can attend Keep Calm and Love Your Neighbor, an interview-style session on living the Christian life, or just enjoy some coffee in the Parish Hall. Kids’ Catechesis takes place during this hour, as well, for children ages 3-5 and 6-12. (First-timers are asked to bring a parent).
11:00 am Service
The 11:00 am service is our most popular service. It’s traditional and majestic, featuring an organ and choir. Generally, this service lasts an hour and a half. Portions of this service will often be chanted and occasionally there will be incense. Nursery care is available and kids’ Catechesis is offered for 3-5 year-olds and 6-8 year-olds.
Following the 11:00 am service, we offer a complimentary lunch in the Parish Hall on the first and third Sundays of the month. This is a great time to meet people, get to know the community better, or just enjoy a warm meal (and some more coffee).